Wednesday, May 24, 2006

McCain Criticizes Limbaugh, Savage, and Dobbs At Event

The New York Observer has an article about John McCain speaking at a closed-door Republican event, in NYC. (HT: Drudge) Here is one bit, I would like to present:

He cautioned against ghettoizing immigrants, which he noted has brought about disastrous results in France, and criticized elements in his own party as “nativist” before lambasting the punditry of Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs and Michael Savage for helping to “fuel the problem,” according to two of the sources.

Limbaugh, Dobbs, and Savage would not have an audience on this particular issue, if the elected officials in Washington would listen to 80% of the American people. Most of that 80% do not feel the way they do because they are xenophobic. Most feel the way they do, because of security issues and sound economic concerns.

While it is true that most of the people crossing over are no national security threat, there are no guarantees that some aren't. If we do not control the border, it will only be a matter of time before someone will slip through undetected that will seek to do harm to our country. When that attack occurs and we have found that the attackers came across the Mexican border disguised as Mexican immigrants, we will all ask the question: Why did we not act, sooner? You see, the old adage of an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, really resonates in this instance.

Our healthcare system cannot keep providing free healthcare and other free perks to citizens of other nations that are here, illegally. Our nation has obligations to its own citizens, first and foremost. We cannot help it if the Mexican government is corrupt, we cannot help it if their government does not create opportunities for their own people. Most of the 80% that want a fence or a wall, want it there for these reasons.

Limbaugh, Dobbs, and Savage are using their forums and their microphones to say to the people in Washington, what the people want. The people that want border control have jobs, families, and many other committments that prevent them from marching in cities, like the professional leftist protesters. If they took to the streets in their numbers, you would really see something. But they have lives and no time, to do it.

So Savage, Dobbs, and Limbaugh are not fueling the problem, as the Senator suggests in his remarks. They are merely speaking for the ignored majority, in this country. They are relating the the feelings of the many. Maybe it's just that Senator McCain, like the vast majority of those in Washington, just do not want to hear them. Well, if they don't hear these three (and the countless others on the talk-show circuit that get it) now, while there is time to do so, they'll hear from us in November. And I doubt they'll like what we have to say, then, either. (Na na na na. Na na na na. Hey, hey, hey. Good-bye)


I guess Ed Koch isn't helping much either. Read what he has to say, here.


Always On Watch said...

Our nation has obligations to its own citizens, first and foremost.

Hear, hear!

80% is an incredible stat. But our elected representatives want to ignore that number. Security and economic issues are the concerns, but the open-borders advocates keep telling us we're racists, fascists, etc., etc. I'm sick of the accusations!

LASunsett said...

I'm sick of the accusations!

So am I.